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»Reabracadabra«
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© http://www.ekac.org/vdtcelphone2.jpg; Eduardo Kac

Keywords

  • aesthetics
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      • Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC)
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        • Breathing-Balance-Interface-Vest
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      • camera recording
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      • interactive media
        • Auditory User Interface (AUI)
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        • breath based communication
        • Internet of Things (IoT)
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      • virtual balance
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      • robotic interfaces
      • SGI Onyx2
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      • VRML
      • Wireless Sensor Network (WSN)
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Information
Cite
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Archive of Digital Art (ADA). “Eduardo Kac - »Reabracadabra«”. https://digitalartarchive.at/database/general/work/reabracadabra.html (retrieved 2010-26-10). @online{ADAartistprofile, author = {Archive of Digital Art (ADA)}, title = {Eduardo Kac - »Reabracadabra«}, url = {https://digitalartarchive.at/database/general/work/reabracadabra.html}, urldate = {retrieved 2010-26-10}
Technology
Interface
Minitel animated poem shown online in 1985 in the group exhibition "Arte On-Line", a minitel art gallery presented by Companhia Telefônica de São Paulo. An incantatory word of Kaballistic resonance is rendered as a cosmic monolith following the atomic model (the vowel as nucleus and the consonants as orbiting particles).

Interface
Videotext (Minitel), terminal
Material
Minitel (Télétel and/or Transpac) Network, terminal (modem, text-only screen, keyboard), telephone lines.
Descriptions & Essays
Reabracadabra, 1985 - Videotext animated poem shown in 1985 in the group exhibition Arte On-Line, a national videotext art gallery presented by Companhia Telefônica de São Paulo. In 2003 Reabracadabra was adapted for cel phones.
Literature
MiRAA Mixed Reality Academy for the Arts. »MiRAA IN CONVERSATION with VR artists Tamiko Thiel and Eduardo Kac.« https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y9DPDHaeCqc.
Bohn, Williard. Reading Visual Poetry. Madison: Fairleigh Dickinson, 2011.
Kac, Eduardo, ed. Media Poetry: An International Anthology. 2 th ed.Bristol: intellect, 2007.
Kac, Eduardo. »Live from Mars.« Leonardo 31, no. 1 (1998): 1-2.
Kac, Eduardo. »Origin and Development of Robotic Art.« Art Journal 56, no. 3 (1997): 60-67.
Kac, Eduardo. »Holopoetry, Hypertext, Hyperpoetry.« In Proceedings of the Holographic Imaging Conference, edited by SPIE 2043, . Bellingham, WA: Holographic Imaging and Materials (Proc. SPIE 2043), Tung H. Jeong, Editor (Bellingham, WA: SPIE,, 1993.